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Nostalgia-Inducing Photos Of Hip-Hop's Golden Age

Before we delve into details, let's all take a minute to ponder the beautiful, innocent creature that is baby Busta.<p>Janette Beckman Busta Rhymes (Leaders of the New School) 1990 Courtesy of the Photographer<p>Moving on.<p>If Kanye, Drake, Nicki and Kendrick just aren't doing it for you, may we humbly …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The Revolutionary War Veterans Who Lived Long Enough to Have Their Pictures Taken

The Revolutionary War ended in 1783 and photography was invented in the 1820s and 1830s, so most of the veterans of the war didn’t live long enough …

Old Film Roll from eBay Reveals Photos of Korea from Half a Century Ago

Photographer Ben Larsen purchased a lot on eBay that included several old rolls of film, one of which was a roll of Kodak Plus-X Pan black and white …

How to Create Intense Portraits in Lightroom

Many times when you are processing portraits in Lightroom or Photoshop you are working towards a soft, pleasing look. However, with some portraits …

Tutorials

Street Photography Tips for Beginners

It is a very natural urge for photographers to document the swirling life around them. We often find ourselves drawn into, as observers, a number of …

Street Photography

This Camera Survived Three Months at the Bottom of the Ocean

Underwater photographer John Ng was diving off the coast of the Maldives last month when he noticed something stuck among the rocks and coral reef at …

Africa Noire: Kings of the Savannah - Photographs by Pekka Järventaus | LensCulture

“Africa Noire” is a monotone series of photographs that pay tribute to the majestic lion and the fantastic landscapes that make up the vast plains of East Africa.<p>Järventaus originally had a background as an artist in the video game industry. But during an African safari some years ago, he …

5 Lessons Learned Switching from DSLR to Mirrorless for Travel Photography

Two months ago, after shooting for 10 years with Canon, I completely switched to Sony. It surprised some readers of my blog, as well as some fellow …

Cameras

Developing Film Is Easier than You Think

While it’s possible to develop your own color film, black and white is a good place to start. It’s also the essence of film photography: just look at …

Film Photography

The Sunny 16 Rule - how to take photos without the use of a light-meter

<i>On a sunny day, from spring to autumn, from mid morning to mid afternoon, the correct exposure for any subject is f/16; the according shutter speed</i> …

How Brighton’s oldest camera shop is still surviving and thriving

<b>Clock Tower Cameras, a small Brighton camera shop doesn't sell the latest DSLRs, is celebrating 20 years in business while other camera shops</b> …

Landscape Photographer David Noton Discusses the 50MP Canon 5DS

Photographer David Noton was chosen by Canon to be the first landscape photographer in the world to experience a preproduction model of the new 50.6 …

Do You Remember? Five Memories From the Days of Film

With apologies to our younger or newer photographers, today I am wearing a fine pair of rose tinted spectacles. They are quite an old pair of …

‘Photography Made Difficult’: The Life and Work of Photojournalist W. Eugene Smith

“Photography Made Difficult” is a 1989 documentary about the career of renowned photojournalist William Eugene Smith, a man who helped to pioneer the …

An Explanation of How Computers Handle Color

MinutePhysics just released this interesting (and somewhat math-y) explanation of how cameras and computers deal with the concept of color. The video …

What’s Next in Photography

I’m a photographer, and I’ve been one for nearly three decades. My first decade was as an enthusiast, but since the late 1990s, I’ve made at least a …

Cameras

Impossible Project Gen 2.0 Instant Film to Be Faster and Sharper Thanks to Polaroid DNA

Impossible launched its first lines of instant film in 2010 after acquiring Polaroid manufacturing machines and leasing an old Polaroid production …

The Death Photographers Who Photograph Bodies on the Banks of India’s Holiest River

The Ganges river in India and Bangladesh is the holiest river in Hinduism. Every day, hundreds of dead bodies are brought to the banks of the river …

Lumu Is a Light Meter for your Smartphone

Every new camera sold today has some sort of light meter built in. Its purpose is to read the scene you’re composing and, if you’re shooting on the …

Shutter Speed

9 Photo Composition Tips, As Seen in Photographs by Steve McCurry

<b>Rule of Thirds</b>: Place points of interest on the intersections and important elements along the lines<p><b>Leading Lines</b>: Use natural lines to lead eyes …

24 Great Vintage Cameras You Can Still Buy

<i>Last Updated October, 2017: We’ve added additional info on film photography as well as two new cameras. Links and formatting have also been …

Stuck Inside?Indoor Photo Ideas Save the Day

Non-stop snow have you stranded indoors? Or maybe the flu has you quarantined?<p>Either way, keep hold of your camera ’cause there’s tons of cool stuff …

Photographer train hops across the American Southwest with an iPhone and a sleeping bag

In a state of frustration with his comfortable lifestyle and its stifling effect on his photography, Kevin Russ chose to strap a sleeping bag to his …

Nikon F - Still purdy... and so can you!

This ad comes to us from a 1966 ad in LIFE magazine. That was a special "photography issue", with a story on human vision, and how the photographic …

14 Wonderful Color Photographs of the United States From the 1950s and 1960s

Like many of her colleagues, Inge Morath carried one camera loaded with black-and-white film and another loaded with color. Possibly influenced by …

Old Timers: Using 1980s Minolta Lenses on a Modern Sony Digital Camera

Bear with me now. I promise there are photos after all this preamble. I’m going to try to keep the camera talk to a dull roar on this post even …

Film's Not Dead (Yet): New Efforts Beckon A Return To Analog Photography

We take a look inside the fight to keep celluloid alive.<p>With the advent of digital cinema and photography technologies, and subsequent restructurings of celluloid production at Fujifilm, Kodak, and Polaroid, for years it seemed as if analog photography had all but gone the way of the buffalo. Sure, …

‘The Rain Maker’: How I Shot a Conceptual Wet Plate Collodion Photograph

During past few weeks I have been working on a new picture I had in mind. This time I already knew the title: “The Rain Maker.” It’s a picture made …

Photos That Are 'Too Hard to Keep'

Jason Lazarus asked for photos that people couldn't bear to hold on to, and this is what he received from anonymous donors.<p>The following is a selection from the <i>Too Hard to Keep</i> submissions Jason Lazarus has received in the past year—responses to a request for photographs deemed too difficult to …

Meter off of Your Hand When Doing Street Photography

<i>Want more Useful Photography Tips? Click here.</i><p>While many street photographers tend to shoot with their cameras in shutter or aperture priority, lots …

Landscape Photography